I love the many advantages of city living! Urban life isn't for everyone, but it does have a number of points in its favor. There's plenty to do and see - you can't get bored when you live in the city. Cities are exciting, colorful, and often historic, and entertain you with art, theatre and music. Here are some of the amazing advantages of city living …
One of the best advantages of city living is the access to culture. If you like cultural activities, cities always have plenty going on. There are theatres, cinemas, museums, art galleries, dances, talks and festivals. These don't have to be expensive either; many places offer low-cost tickets and discounts. Cities also often have free festivals throughout the year.
The convenience of city life is another point in its favor. You have everything within easy access, thanks to the transport system, or even within walking distance. So you won't need to drive for miles in order to get to work, go shopping, or attend medical appointments. It's also a lot easier to enjoy nights out, as you don't have to worry about missing the last train.
Cities usually have excellent transport systems, so you won't need or want a car. Cars are expensive to run, with the price of gas, insurance and repairs, and even if you occasionally take cabs you'll never spend anywhere near as much as you do on your car. Plus you won't need to spend thousands on buying the car.
Living in the city offers you lots of opportunities that aren't viable in small towns. There are far more jobs available, apartments are more plentiful, and you also have many options if you want to get an education. With a little effort, you can also meet a lot more people.
Cities attract interesting and dynamic people, and tend to be vibrant places with so much going on. Just walking down the street can be interesting. You might stumble across a festival, or find a fabulous new shop. Or you could see something that makes you laugh (I once spotted a guy cycling along with a parrot on his shoulder!).
Cities are also full of interesting shops, as well as the more useful kind. You won't have to drive for three hours to pick up something you need, or scour the internet. And if you forget something, there's always a store nearby to pick up what you need. Cities have every possible kind of shop, and they are often open longer hours as well.
Not only do you stand a better chance of finding a job when you live in the city, you also have a better chance of finding a particular type of job if you have specialised training. Cities offer many more career opportunities, and for many jobs it is essential to live in (or near to) one.
City life has so much to offer, so if you get the chance to live in one, make the most of your time there. Especially if it's one of the exciting cities that other people would love to live in! Every city has a unique blend of shopping, culture and architecture that makes it an interesting place to live in. Are you a city girl, or do you prefer the quieter pace of country life?